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Old 05-30-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
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Small overflow??

I would love to have a sump, but the idea of a big overflow makes me not want one. Do they have any small ones besides that $44 one?
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Old 05-30-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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Zacdl,

Overflows are very easy to make yourself and are very simple systems. Using two Lee's Specimin containters, a drill, some silicon glue and some other materials will alow you to easily make one.
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Old 05-30-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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Will it not stick out past the tank more than 2-3"?
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Do you mean past the tank in the back? From the back of the tank to the back of the overflow box you need about 5-6 inches.
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Is there one thats about 3?
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You would have to look around but i dont think so the one i have is a little bigger than that i think...
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hey....i got one from http://www.aquacrylics.com/
and wow.....very nice for the price!!!
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:19 AM   #8
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Its $45 for just the overflow...

Isnt there a DIY version that is pretty small?
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Im sure there is but by the time you buy of the hardware....youll come cloe to that price....it all depends on what you make it out of.
just so you (ive priced it...just for the plumbin stuff for an overlofw...your look at atleast $10-15
Im all about DIY but I dont have the time and prefer an overflow made in acrylic....easyer to clean and looks nice.
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Zac... out of curiosity... why do you need one that's only 2-3 inches?? That's not even enough room to have a PVC riser tube that will allow sufficient water flow down to the sump. I'm afraid for something that small, you'd have to DIY it.
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